Meet the long-lost, 27-year-old KFC chicken heiress and Instagram star with her own lingerie company

You could be forgiven for not knowing that KFC has an heiress, because it doesn't. But lingerie designer Kaila Methven is the next best thing. 

Methven is the granddaughter of the founder of Rainbow Chicken Unlimited, a South African company that at one time supplied 90% of KFC's chicken. The Methvens were also once the third-richest family in South Africa, Maxim reported.

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Kaila has dressed everyone from Playboy models to royalty. Thanks to @thesun for a great feature. Link in bio. #thesun #kailamethven #madamemethven #heiress #celebritydesigner #lingeriedesigner #diamondencrusted #luxurylife #customlingerie #lingerieaddict #tgif #playboy #lingeriedesign
“Glamour never takes a day off.” Thank you to @ryandwyerphoto and Louis, two of my favorite photographers. Absolutely loved this shoot...such an amazing day we had. To @noeliabeaute and @tildebymatilde, what a talented glam squad you are. ✨💯 Please visit MadameMethven.com to explore full collection or private message for your own personal fitting. Buyers, get ready! Jan 14-17 we are rolling out hot #MadameMethven collection for #Valentines! 🌹 Don’t forget to visit LBKMINC.com, the diffusion line of #MadameMethven that retails at a lower price. #KailaMethven #lingeriedesigner #celebritydesigner #couturedesigner #lingerieaddiction #sexylingerie #sensuallingerie #lingeriemodel #shoplingerie #lingerieboutique #queenoflingerie #luxurylingerie #couturelingerie #lamarketweek #marketweek #lingeriedesigns #lingerie #shoplingerie #giftforher #giftideas #valentinegifts
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Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into bright mornings. Friends that turned into close family. Desires that turned into reality And likes that turned into beautiful Love. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 🍁 #thankfulness #gratefulheart #blessedlife #thanksgiving2017 #familyandfriends #loveandlight #godblessyou #thankfulthursday #holidaylingerie #lingerieboutique
Fusing comfort and ease with beauty and sophistication. ✨ #MethvenSS18 coming soon to www.madamemethven.com @mostmagazine - Fashion OCT-NOV'17 ISSUE NO.34 💛 Photographer: @mikhailgoldenberg Agency: @nowprla Location: Corner Loft Studios Stylist: @styledbyhoracio Makeup artist: @livmadorma Hair Stylist: @samatonee #mostmagazine #lingeriefashion #silkrobe #silklingerie #luxurylifestyle #luxurylingerie #sëduccíon #fantasyworld #lingeriedesigner #worldofluxury #womensfashion #lingerieboutique #luxurymagazine
MOST MAGAZINE Cover Shoot 🥂🐕 Discover #MethvenSS18 couture collection www.madamemethven.com. @mostmagazine Fashion OCT-NOV'17 ISSUE NO.34 🖤 Photographer: @mikhailgoldenberg Agency: @nowprla Location: Corner Loft Studios Stylist: @styledbyhoracio Makeup artist: @livmadorma Hair Stylist: @samatonee PR: @nowprla #mostmagazine #lingeriefashion #luxurylifestyle #luxurylingerie #lingeriedesigner #womensfashion #lingerieboutique #kailamethven #madamemethven #ceolife #lingeriedesigner #lingerieaddiction #luxurylingerie #sexysunday #sundayvibes
There is nothing sexier, no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise. 💥 Can hardly wait for the @angelenomagazine the Most Dynamic Woman of the Year feature out this December. 🙏🏻 Hair: @samatonee Mua: @livmadorma #humbled #dynamicwomen2017 #magazineworthy #lingeriedesigner #celebritydesigner #Madamemethven #tuesdaymotivation #womeninfashion #angelenomagazine #modernluxury #modernluxurybrides
Clothes off, bath drawn and a glass of bubbly...happy Friday everyone! 🥂💋 #fbfriday #fridaynightvibes #thatviewtho #ilovenyc #newyorkcity #Madamemethven #luxurylifestyle #celebritydesigner #lingeriedesigner
"America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination. So grateful for the brave men & women who have served this great country to allow us our freedom! Happy Independence Day everybody!" ♥️🇺🇸💙💋 ~ Madame Methven #happy4th #fireworks #freedomfighters #godblessamerica #loveyouguys #MadameMethven
Seductive Summer Celebrate #LOVE ,#SEX , and #LINGERIE with #MadameMethven in the #summer issue of @thelafashion
Summer Sizzles with #LOVE , #SEX , and #LINGERIE by #MadameMethven seen in the #summer issue of @thelafashion
Some of the best moments in life are the ones you can't tell anyone about 💋 #saloninternational #hautecouture #designer #stylist #model #lips #lingerie #LA #hollywood #fashion #fashionweek #fashionweekparis #2017
I love you with all of my boobs, I would say heart but my boobs are bigger! #designer #fashion #love #heart #fashionweek #fashionweekparis #coutour #hautecouture #lingerie #boobs
If you can play the keys to my heart, then I'll sing you the best song of your life. #designer #love #fashion #lingerie #beautiful #music #piano #paris #hollywood #la
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Methven's grandfather, Stanley, was known as a food industry pioneer. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1986.

"[Stanley] Methven had a vision — that chicken would become a staple protein source – combined with formidable energy," Financial Mail, a South African business publication, wrote in 1995. 

The family sold the chicken business in 1991, the year Kaila Methven was born. Despite being an heiress, Methven says she had a difficult childhood. Her mother committed suicide when Methven was 14, after which she moved to France to live with her estranged father.

Now, she has her own lingerie business and has become an Instagram star. Keep scrolling above to see her glamorous life.

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Nobody rly knows whether our official ~dating anniversary~ is today or yesterday but that’s ok... happy to be yours every day 💗
A magical three days in Kuwait with my favorite person 💗🇰🇼 happy holidays everyone!
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Happy birthday @smannerss, life here at Stanford wouldn’t be the same without you! 👯‍♀️
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Sunny Saturdays ☀️🌎
Happiest of birthdays to this gem of a woman. Glad we bonded about the 🐭 2 years ago & have never looked back since 💗
With my favorite @sareekayne at her fabulous baby shower. 🎀So excited to see this wonderful lady be the most incredible mom soon! 💗👼🏼🐰 #pluslavenderthebunny
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Happy birthday to my incredible, energetic, passionate, gorgeous sister @moonstarsandshine ! It's been a blessing to watch you grow up into the amazing young woman you are. Hope this year is amazing 💗 #azzuraphotography ( @mariahgdub79 wedding pic!)
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Genuinely this happy to be back with her 💕😇
@theponyapp launch party 🎉 so proud of you, @lindsaycdouglass & @gooseydavis !!! #polaroid pc @nf_style ☺️
The best of part of this day is 🍫&🍬&🍭 but I guess this guy isn't too bad either 😘
Cant wait to have them here with me! HAPPY BIRTHDAY @madisonbetcher, celebrations & more adventures soon 💗
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